Learning English as a foreign language through authentic materials
Author(s): Meena Sadam
Abstract: Authentic materials are the audiovisual and printed materials, which are not intended for the purpose of teaching and learning the language. The aim of authentic materials is to engage learners in real-life and actual communication that occurs outside the classroom. Authentic Materials are that type of materials that learners of a language encounter in the daily life. These materials can be video, printed, or audio. There are several ways to use authentic materials in the classroom that may explain clearly. This research covers the topics such as, various ways of using authentic materials in English as Foreign Language classes, types of authenticity, and sources of authentic materials; selection and presentation of authentic materials.